MEXICO CITY - The arrest of a drug cartel lieutenant as he stepped off a private plane — fresh from a baptism party held by his boss, one of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords — has sparked a debate about whether Mexico is winning the drug war or facing an enemy that has become completely fearless.
Soldiers acting on an anonymous tip arrested Rodolfo Lopez Ibarra on Tuesday at an airport in the northern city of Monterrey, as a convoy of armed men waited to ferry him to a luxury house and a set of offices in an upscale suburb.
Well, at least they caught a drug lord. Whether or not they are winning the war on drugs, I have no idea. I hope and pray that they are, though.